global financial crisis

G20 Leaders Urged to Support Global Green New Deal

Article: G20 Leaders Urged to Support Global Green New Deal

WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2008 (ENS) – When the leaders of the G20 countries gather in Washington this weekend for a special summit on the global financial crisis, pressure will be on to seek solutions in the growth of a new green economy. Today in Washington, Gary Gardner and Michael Renner, senior researchers with the…

Financial Turmoil Could Aggravate Global Food Crisis

Article: Financial Turmoil Could Aggravate Global Food Crisis

ROME, Italy, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – Dr. Jacques Diouf worries that the global financial crisis will cause wealthy governments to reduce food and agriculture aid to developing countries and introduce protectionist measures to keep out their agricultural products. “The global financial crisis should not make us forget the food crisis,” Diouf said Tuesday. “Borrowing,…